International Finance Corporation

A Green Dress Code for South Asia’s Textile and Apparel Industry


The region is prioritizing efforts to green the sector, which can significantly reduce environmental impacts, help optimize economic opportunities, and create new jobs in the region. 

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From Trash to Cash

Marine plastics waste poses a significant issue for waterways in countries across East Asia and the Pacific. In Thailand and the Philippines, financing is helping the private sector address this crisis.

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Fireside Chat

Ajay Banga addresses the interconnected challenges facing the world today, and the concrete ways the World Bank Group has delivered to better tackle the toughest challenges facing countries and deliver impactful development results.

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Where fragility meets climate change, we must work in new ways

As Chief Investment Officer and Head of Fragility for Africa, Jumoke Jagun-Dokunmu talks about efforts to take conflict, displacement and climate resilience into account in her work.

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What We Do

A strong and engaged private sector is indispensible to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That's where IFC comes in - we have more than 60 years experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they are needed most.

Products and Services

We provide investment, advice, and asset management — offerings that are mutually reinforcing and can be tailored to a client’s specific needs.

Sectors and Expertise

We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

Our Impact

IFC works with clients to create the opportunities which help the private sector mobilize solutions and finance to solve development challenges.

IFC at a glance

IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We leverage the power of the private sector and share expertise to transform ideas into investments for green growth, inclusive jobs and impactful projects. 

  • 62.5 Million
    People connected to the internet
  • 11.3 Million
    People supplied with power
  • $226.5 Billion
    In Trade Finance Volume
  • $516.9 Billion
    In Impact from SME Loans


See where we work

IFC’s impact spans more than 100 nations. We empower entrepreneurs all over the world, turning bold ideas into engines of inclusive growth creating millions of jobs, uplifting lives, and transforming communities.